|Girish Shetti |||Apr 06, 2017 08:22 AM EDT|
(Photo : Getty Images. ) In a huge victory against Huawei, a Chinese courts has ordered Samsung to pay 80 million Yuan ($11.60 million) to the Chinese manufacturer.
A Chinese local court on Thursday ordered Samsung Mobile to pay hefty fine to Huawei Technologies in a copyright infringement case. The verdict marks Huawei's first victory against its South Korean rival in a copy infringement case and comes at critical time when Samsung is facing tough times in the world's largest smartphone market.
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The verdict issued by Quanzhou intermediary court asked Samsung's three units to pay 80 million Yuan ($11.60 million) to Huawei technologies for infringing latter's mobile technology patent. Huawei filed the lawsuit against Samsung China and two of its units in Huizhou and Tianjin in May last year.
According to a media reports, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer accused Samsung China and two of its units for manufacturing and selling more than 20 types of smartphone and tablet products that allegedly infringed its patents.
This was one of the many lawsuits that the Chinese company has filed against its South Korean counterpart in recent years over intellectual property theft.
Responding to the verdict, Samsung said that it will "thoroughly review the court's decision and determine appropriate responses." The South Korean company also sought to assure that this verdict will not negatively affects its sales in the Chinese market, while signalling that it might challenge the verdict in coming months.
Samsung has been steadily losing market in China to barrage of local manufactures like Huawei, Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi. The South Korean giant is apparently unable to compete with 'high configuration and low price' offered by the local Chinese companies.
However, Samsung is not the only one that is bearing the brunt, even Apple has seen its sales flattened up due to fierce competition from Chinese companies.
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